Volume s1-31, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In the course of an anopheline survey in connection with a program of testing antimalarial drugs in Guatemala, a new distributional record was obtained for Wiedemann, 1828. Identification of the species, based on numerous larvae and reared adults, was confirmed by Dr. Alan Stone, Division of Insect Identification, United States National Museum.

Kumm (1) has given the localities in Central America where this species has been collected, all of which are on the Atlantic slope in British Honduras, Honduras and Nicaragua. The finding of as reported here extends its Central American distribution to the Pacific slope as well as records it for the first time from Guatemala.

was found breeding prolifically as the dominant species in association with and in a fairly large semi-permanent marsh in the narrow valley of the Michatoya River, four miles south of Amatitlan, Department of Guatemala, at an elevation of 3500 feet.


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